Soup and a Side of Fryes
As a non-meal planner, I don’t spend my Sundays writing lists. I’ve never taken one to the grocery store and so I usually forget at least six things when I come home. I stare at those women with the coupons filed neatly in the organizers and I wish I could be like them. Alas, the problem is always the same: How do you know what you need until you actually see it?
Because this week…I want these:
|Frye Paige Tall Riding Boots, $348|
|Frye Over-the-Knee Riding Boots $448
(I show another style so you can empathize with my conundrum.)
- One roast chicken
- One or two onions (you can save $.39 if you only use one)
- Few stalks of celery
- Bag of mini carrots that come back home in lunch box every day
- Parsley (fresh is better)
- Huge amount of dill (fresh is best)
- One Potato (diced)
- S&P (Kosher salt, please)
- Few Garlic Cloves
- 2-4 heaping (and I mean heaping) TBSPs (not that I’m measuring) of powdered chicken stock (I use Telma or Carmel)
- Rinse chicken.
- Put in pot and fill with enough water to cover chicken.
- Boil and throw out water (I do this to clean all the junk off chicken).
- Add more water to pot just enough to cover chicken.
- Add quartered onions, celery, potato, carrots.
- Put in as much parsley and dill as you want.
- Throw in a few whole (peeled) garlic cloves.
- Three pinches of S&P.
- Add powdered stock.
- Bring to a boil.
- Once boiling, immediately turn to low and cover. Let simmer for at least four hours.
- Turn off stove and let it cool before putting in fridge.
Now, here’s the fun part. You don’t want to lose any broth in the process because it needs to keep its currency value!
- Grab another pot and put a strainer inside so it sits on top.
- Dump the soup into the strainer (chicken and veggies will still be in it).
- Carefully take the chicken out of the strainer and put in another bowl. Throw away bones.
Soup will now look like this.
- Chop chicken coarsely and add a dash of S&P. Add a scoop or two of Mayonnaise. (If you live in Georgia or Alabama, add the entire jar of Mayonnaise).
- Throw in some chopped raw celery if you have any left.
- Should make approximately 5-8 sandwiches depending on how high you pile it up!
- Visit Zappos.com.
- Enjoy boots.
Tags: Broth, Chicken, Chicken Salad, chicken soup, Soup